Sunday, September 14, 2008

Trivial History September 14

Stuff happening.
Paint flying.
Who flung dung?!


1796 Gov Hunter was a tad displeased with Macarthur's behaviour and said so in a letter to the Duke of Portland who was the Colonial Secretary.

1801 Trouble, yet again, found Macarthur and bit him on his well-padded arse when he fought a duel with William Paterson (his superior officer) where Paterson was wounded. Macarthur's pride was a little more wounded, though, when he was arrested and shipped off back to England to be court martialled.

1853 Lyttelton Harbour, NZ, was all a flutter when the first steamship to grace it, Ann, puffed her way into port.

1914 The very first submarine of the Royal Australian Navy, the AE1, vanished without a trace off the coast of New Guinea.

1938 Leading the way, as always it seems, NZ introduced the Social Security Act, the first country in the British Empire to do so.

1947 Kiwi actor who's been claimed for Oz, (though you can have Russell Crowe back!) Sam Neill was pupped.

1965 Victoria was embracing the shake, rattle and roll of the rock and roll era a little too literally when an earthquake, measuring 5.7, shook Cape Otway.

1976 The inter-island ferry service in NZ came to an end when the Rangatira sailed for the final time from Lyttelton.

7 comments:

Angel Gurl said...

tell you what you can keep Russell

jeanie said...

But what happened in Murderball? The Bledisloe cup of murderball was on one channel and then we accidentally got caught up on SBS and never found out...

Brian Hughes said...

"The very first submarine of the Royal Australian Navy, the AE1, vanished without a trace off the coast of New Guinea."

Somebody forgot to put the plug in.

Bettina said...

Yes, lets give good ol' Russel back and would they like a few of our other D grade celebs too? Like Bec and Leyton? lol

Widdle Shamrock said...

I flung dung....
pig poo at you
Found the pooper scooper, what a trooper
Gee I am such a nerd, but man I hate this goose turd.

Oirishlad said...

Cool facts, Jayne.

Jayne said...

LMAO @ everyone! :)
Damn, Russell stays in Oz!

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